Burglary at Maseeh Hall

February 15, 2018


A dorm room on an upper floor of the Maseeh Hall dormitory was burglarized on February 11, 2018 between the hours of 2:30 AM and 4:05 AM.


The reporting party (resident) described the intruder as a white male, 5’7” tall, with short, brown hair and an angular face, wearing tan colored chinos with a blue button-down shirt.


A resident of the Maseeh Hall dormitory reported that around 3:00 AM on February 11, 2018 on she left her dorm room briefly.  When she returned from taking a shower there was an unknown male in her bed.  Initially the unknown male would not wake up.  By around 4:00 AM, the resident was able to wake the individual and get him to leave.  After the intruder left, the resident discovered some electronic equipment was missing.


While victims of crime are never to blame for criminal activity, there are some precautions that can be taken. In order to protect yourself and your belongings from theft and/or facilitate the recovery of your stolen property, MIT Police encourage you to follow these tips:
- Report all tailgaters, do not prop doors open, and do not allow people to enter dormitories through doors other than the main entrance.
- Report suspicious people/activity.
- If you See Something – Say Something
- Immediately notify the MIT Police at 617-253-1212 or 100 from any campus phone if you believe a crime is occurring, has occurred, or is about to occur.
- ALWAYS lock your doors and windows, even if you are only leaving for a few minutes.
- Assure that door and window locks are in good working order.
- Document serial numbers of your electronics and take pictures of your valuables.  Keep this in a safe place to provide to the police in the event you are burglarized.
- Register your laptop computer. Laptop tagging is now FREE for the MIT community, and is offered at the IS&T Service Desk in E17-106.
- The MIT Police want to remind the MIT community that we are located in an urban setting and share many of the crime and safety issues that exist in any city.

The MIT Police are investigating this crime and request the assistance from the MIT community.  If you wish to leave an anonymous tip please call 617-258-TIPS (8-8477).

Issued by

Crime Prevention Sergeant
MIT Police Department
301 Vassar Street (W89)
Cambridge, MA 02139